Favia “Cerro Sur”
Favia “Cerro Sur”

Favia “Cerro Sur”

California, United States 2019 (750mL)
Regular price$250.00
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Favia “Cerro Sur”

When precise and conscientious viticulture meets brilliant winemaking, the results can be earth-shatteringly profound. Few viticulturists and winemakers in California possess the level of skill required to divine a wine like today’s, but the team of Annie Favia and Andy Erickson certainly does, as the 2019 Favia “Cerro Sur” makes abundantly clear—this is a masterful red blend from Napa Valley’s cooler climes that perfectly balances Old World structure with New World opulence. Having worked alongside David Abreu, Annie has had a hand in farming vines for the likes of Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Bryant, and Colgin, while her husband Andy, one of the great Cabernet minds of the world, can boast of unparalleled expertise, having made wine at Bond, Screaming Eagle, and Dalla Valle. “Cerro Sur” is their benchmark, combining Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon from two relatively cool-climate sites, and it stands confidently among the biggest-name cult labels of Napa while costing quite a bit less. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings voluptuous crushed blackberry fruit and bay leaf, while the Franc, which is the dominant variety in the blend imbues this red with smoky tobacco, dried herbs, and a powerful backbone. This is Napa-meets-Bordeaux courtesy of two exceptional talents—it will blow you away. 

Favia “Cerro Sur”

United States


Columbia Valley

Like many Washington wines, the “Columbia Valley” indication only tells part of the story: Columbia Valley covers a huge swath of Central
Washington, within which are a wide array of smaller AVAs (appellations).


Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley has become an elite winegrowing zone in record time. Pioneering vintner David Lett, of The Eyrie Vineyard, planted the first Pinot Noir in the region in 1965, soon to be followed by a cadre of forward-thinking growers who (correctly) saw their wines as America’s answer to French
Burgundies. Today, the Willamette
Valley is indeed compared favorably to Burgundy, Pinot Noir’s spiritual home. And while Pinot Noir accounts for 64% of Oregon’s vineyard plantings, there are cool-climate whites that must not be missed.


Santa Barbara

Among the unique features of Santa Barbara County appellations like Ballard Canyon (a sub-zone of the Santa Ynez Valley AVA), is that it has a cool, Pacific-influenced climate juxtaposed with the intense luminosity of a southerly
latitude (the 34th parallel). Ballard Canyon has a more north-south orientation compared to most Santa Barbara AVAs, with soils of sandy
clay/loam and limestone.


Paso Robles

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New York

North Fork

Wine growers and producers on Long Island’s North Fork have traditionally compared their terroir to that of Bordeaux and have focused on French varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

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